This review of the Winter’s Bone soundtrack has recently come to our attention. For a while there in 2010 and early 2011 it was all we could do to keep up with those reviews. They are still coming at us although not quite a fast.
From Victory Music; “Blackberry Winter, on a scale with Bluegrass at one end and old timey at the other, leans toward less coffee and a somewhat relaxed beat for old favorites. Whether it’s a time honored hymn or the traditional “Fair and Tender Ladies,” Marideth Sisco and the band set a fine tone. The focus seems to be on the joy of or need for singing these songs. The musicians spent a fair amount of time picking out melody and classic harmony lines, and that resonates. Van Colbert’s singing on “On a Hill Lone and Gray” is about as plain as a gospel vocal can be, and twice as sincere for that effort. The frailing banjo sets the right background. The wonderful “Farther Along” is another reminder of the role religious music plays for these families. A second rendition of this song is backed by go-to-church-meeting piano.” Read the entire article here.